Transformation

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The holiday season is a time of transformation. The landscape turns into a winter wonderland (more naturally in some parts of the country than others)! Attitudes and outlook are transformed. My living room has been transformed into a display case for a miniature winter village. Transformation is a hopeful idea. It means that things that are difficult can change. At …

Happy Halloween!

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I remember going to a “Haunted House” on Halloween when I was in the 6th grade.  At one point, we were given peeled grapes in the dark and told that they were eyeballs.  It was so deliciously creepy! What is it about that little thrill of fear that is so fun?  Maybe it’s that we get to experience that little …

Learning Disability Does NOT Equal Low IQ

Jill Stowell 504 Plan, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Mental Health, School

David Letterman and Jay Leno both used to do “man-on-the-street” interviews.  In spite of all kinds of documentation on the contrary, a “man-on-the-street” interview would reveal that many people equate a learning disability with low IQ. Parents with smart but struggling students see far too much evidence of their child’s ability to accept the low IQ theory. Learning Disability Defined: …